Saturday 1 October 2016

Driver involved in crash that killed four of her young friends has case adjourned

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 21/06/2016 | 13:11

Victims of Athy crash (left to right) Niamh Doyle, Aisling Middleton, Gemma Nolan, and Chermaine Carroll
Victims of Athy crash (left to right) Niamh Doyle, Aisling Middleton, Gemma Nolan, and Chermaine Carroll
Aisling Middleton
Chermaine Carroll

The driver of a car involved in a crash that claimed the lives of her four young friends had a dangerous driving case adjourned until November 15.

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Dayna Kearney (21) from Cross Neen, Carlow, appeared in Naas District Court this morning.

Ms Kearney, a student, was seriously injured in the collision with another vehicle on the N78 Athy Link Road at Burtown, outside Athy, County Kildare, on January 6 last year.

Her friends Aisling Middleton, Niamh Doyle, and Gemma Nolan, all aged 19 and from Athy, were all killed instantly.

Dayna Kearney
Dayna Kearney

Her friend Charmine Carroll (20) from Carlow was also killed instantly. The five friends were travelling together in a VW Polo driven by Ms Kearney when the collision happened.

Her defence lawyer, Senior Counsel Roderick O'Hanlon, told the judge that inspection facilities for the vehicles involved in the collision were being sought and the defence was awaiting a response to that request.

Judge Michael O'Shea agreed to adjourn the case until November 15.

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